Cenia New York launches Jean Line and chooses her Brand Ambassador in Puerto Rico!

I have never met a woman who does not own a pair of jeans, any age, any size. I myself can not live without them. One of my favorite Designers Cenia Paredes (Cenia New York), a Designer that has dressed celebrities with her beautiful designs will launch her Jean Line this coming July and I was over the moon about that. 


Paredes told me “If you are like me and always had to take your jeans in at back waist because your hips and butt are significantly bigger than your waist, the solution is finally here! The Cenia Convi Jean solves that problem with two zippered darts at the back waist that makes the waist measurement about 2″ smaller than the standard jeans on the market. I always had issues with this, my waist is smaller then my booty , so I always end up having a gap at the back of my jeans . it blew my mind hearing how Cenia is going to help us girls out there with this struggle. 


When the zippers are down, the have a standard Jean waist measurement! So if you are tired of your jeans gapping at the back or bunching up when you belt them, you will love this! Also they are super stretchy and soft like leggings and have no pocket bag at the front, because you know if you are hippy those things keep popping out and you have to continuously tuck them in.


In addition, the waistline is cut 2″ below your natural waist, so it sits at the right spot to tuck you in at the stomach and love handles and give you the prefect fit and coverage for your body. The Cenia Convy Jean is patent pending and comes in a variety of colors and styles.” The Designer has started her shoots in New York with gorgeous models and I am so happy for model Ana Garcia who she named her Brand Ambassador in PR. Her last shoot with the model for her debut at HSN was a hit, getting media attention in Top Newspapers and websites.


The model will shoot in Florida with Photographer Jae Bfaimages Brown in a couple of weeks. Can’t wait for the launch of the Cenia Convy Jean! Will keep you posted.

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Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Digital HD and Blu-ray


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast DVD just came out on Blu-ray and DVD on June 6th! I am so excited about this because ever since I was a little girl Beauty and the Beast was my favorite movie. To see in 2017 it become a live action movie blew my mind when I saw the movie, the little girl inside of me was over the moon.  When you bring home the “Beauty and the Beast”  DVD  you and your family can celebrate the release, with three ways to watch the movie – the original theatrical cut, the premiere cut with overture, and a musical experience with a sing-along version.


The release invites viewers to get up close and personal with the filmmakers and cast to see how this beloved animated film was transformed into a new live-action classic, from the first enchanted table read to a fascinating look at how the film was brought to life utilizing lavish sets, elaborately designed costumes and props, and state-of the-art technology.


A feature on the amazing women behind the enchanted tale hosted by Emma Watson; and over 10 minutes of deleted scenes along with musical extras, including the “Beauty and the Beast” music video starring Ariana Grande and John Legend, Celine Dion’s heartfelt take on the new song “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” and jump directly to all you favorite unforgettable songs. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy for the DVD to add it to my collection. You as my readers have a chance to get your very own copy,  thanks to Disney for partnering up with me to give two of the Blu-ray DVD’s away to my readers! Just comment below what your faviote part of the movie was! 


                                                                            New Trailer:  https://youtu.be/EOzDQyGAD10

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Mixed Up Clothing…”Building friendships through fabrics”

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Working with Sonia Smith-Kang on a Maternity Shoot was a dream come true as she is a lady I so admire. I met her through my good friend Delia Douglas, Angeleno/DDHPR OWNER.

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 We have so many things in common, we are both  born in Puerto Rico  and Military Brats. This amazing woman is a social entrepreneur, founder and creative executive of Mixed Up Clothing, Inc., a multiethnic children’s clothing line inspired by the textiles, cultures and people of the world, to develop friendships through fabrics.


Mixed Up Clothing’s mission is to inspire your mini global citizen to embrace and appreciate the beauty of the 21st Century’s Americana family. Sonia is a writer and has contributed articles for NPR, Huff Post, Babble, and The Mixed Up Blog Sonia and her designs have been showcased on NBC’s Today show, The Real, Latina Magazine, Huff Post Live, CBS Los Angeles, Celebrity Baby Scoop and Babiekins Magazine, as well as cultural events across Southern California.


A proud military brat born in Puerto Rico to an African-American father and Mexican-American mother, they were stationed on Oahu before calling California home with her Korean-American husband and 4 children they raise celebrating their cultural diversity and inclusion as she is a special-needs mom.


As multiracial/multicultural advocate, she serves as VP of Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC).

Check out her website here. http://www.mixedupclothing.com/



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Model Ana Garcia dressed by Designer Lisa Nieves for Maternity Shoot.


Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.

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Pregnancy is meant to be an exciting, happy time. So when I first heard news that Plus Model Ana García is expecting her first baby soon I was over the moon. Photographer Vanessa Velez, a long time friend and one of Ana’s favorite photographers was in charge of the shoot. They have given us breathtaking editorials for Plus Model Magazine, Esposa Moderna Bridal Magazine,Volup2 and Skorch Magazine among others all over the world, so they got together again for this special shoot that was truly breathtaking. 

One of the Designers that dressed the model for her Maternity Shoot was the amazing Designer and Orlando Fashion Week Challenge winner Lisa Nieves. I talked to the Designer and she said that she was beyond excited being part of the models Maternity Shoot, she loves Ana’s work ethic and style, thinking about a future project with her.


As for the model she was honored to have Designer Nieves as one of the Designers dressing her for her special shoot, She absolutely loved the Design.


Nieves described the Design which left me gaga as “KAFTAN CHIC. “Kaftans are all the rage for summer. It has always been described as a comfortable and feminine piece. Perfect for that wonderful stage in a woman’s life, Maternity.”

Congrats to Model Ana Garcia and her family from Curvy Girl on a Budget.

I heard that making a decision to have a child–it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.


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When Depression knocks at our door!

It’s been a while since I have written here…things have been hectic but in a good way, I have been up and down the last few months in shoots, traveling, and writing my Newspaper Column among other things. So glad to be here at Curvy Girl on a Budget again.
This is a very special blog, the topic is a very serious one. It is not about Fashion Shows, Models, Makeup etc, it is about Depression… Depression can happen to anyone, even people who seem to have it all. It takes over your mind, body and soul.


I myself have many people in my life who I love that have it. In our journey through life we meet people that have a great impact on us, I have met some and one is Editor and Chief of Style and Curve Magazine Lyz Lupo. She is kind, beautiful, and so passionate about helping the Plus Size Community all over the world always helping others without asking anything in return.


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I so loved the 12 models chosen for 2017 as their featured models. She is not afraid to speak her mind and that is what I love most about her. When I read her article about her Depression (which I read every time I feel a bit down myself with so much negativity going on in this world) I could not believe it was happening to her…my heart wept for her. Here is one of my favorite parts of her article because I could relate to it, it literally gave me chills!

“You have to let go,
You should really forgive the people who hurt you deliberately or unintended,
You must really analyze your behaviour and your thoughts,
You should really change both to avoid a negative effect,
You must really accept your mistakes and failures and see yourself in a positive way again,
You should really understand why you are alive and what purpose in life God has for you,
You must really accept the suffering and embrace the challenges,
You should really lose your fear over the future; whatever happens lies in Gods hands,
You must really believe that if other people want to do you wrong, then it will only be them who suffer the most – not you!
You should really love your soul and the people around you no matter what,
You must think, speak, behave and suffer in a positive way!” Lyz Lupo


Glad to know that she has taken steps to get better, reconnecting with her soul. If you know someone with Depression listen to them, get them help it is not a joke!!
Read her article here and share, it is a must read!!


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